Category Archives: Corporate

Increased transparency on the horizon: new reporting obligations for corporate entities

Transparency: new rules will require companies to keep publicly available registers showing people with "significant control" as well as details of the company's payment practices. The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (the "Act") was signed into law on 26 March 2015. The contents of the Act can be traced back to the UK's…
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Record turnover for law firm

    LAW firm Weightmans, which has offices in Manchester and Liverpool, has announced record turnover of £89.2m for the 2014/2015 financial year, an increase of £2.2m on the previous year’s result of £87m. The company says growth has come about due to high level performances from a various parts of the business over the…
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No plans to float in the short term, says Shakespeare Martineau

THE newly-merged Shakespeare Martineau legal firm is unlikely to follow fellow Birmingham firm Gateley in seeking a listing, at least not in the short term. Speaking to, Andy Raynor, CEO of the new entity, said: “With regard to flotation we are on the touchline watching what others do.” Shakespeares and SGH Martineau confirmed they are…
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